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One of the best ways to organise your own Tailor Made holiday is to come and talk to us in person. To help you plan your perfect trip, we will host you for one night's bed and breakfast accommodation, near our Cotswold offices in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. You can then meet a member of our team who can talk through our Tailor Made trekking and tour options, pore over books and maps and perhaps view some images of your proposed destination.
Tailor Made Holidays to Chile
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Bordered by the Atacama desert, Andean peaks and almost 4,300km of Pacific ocean, Chile is a uniquely ‘Thin Country’ encompassing a great variety of environments and landscapes. From the glaciers and granite spires of Patagonia, to the lakes and wineries of the central valley and from the high peaks of the Andes to the arid Atacama desert in the far north, Chile can cater to everyone’s tastes. There’s even remote and mysterious Easter Island, lying 2,000 miles off the coast, to add to Chile’s diverse appeal.
For walkers and outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities there is much to explore and discover in each of Chile’s main tourist regions. The cosmopolitan cities of Santiago and Valparaiso, and the nearby picturesque vineyards can be enjoyed on easy-paced walking tours; the lunar-like canyons and volcanoes of the Atacama are ideal for gentle day walks; whilst the trails through the rock pinnacles and glacial lakes of Patagonia provide both challenging trekking and longer hikes.
There’s no need to sacrifice comfort though if you’re travelling in Chile as there is a wide range of well-appointed accommodation with a focus on style and character. Even camping is done in style in the eco domes of the Torres del Paine. Restaurants and café are of the highest quality offering a variety of both traditional Chilean food and international cuisine, accompanied of course by some of the finest wines in the world.
In fact, this South American jewel will leave you simply spoilt for choice. So let us put together your perfect holiday in Chile – selecting the ideal combination of activities and accommodation to meet your budget and timeframe. We can also combine time in Chile with visits to Argentina and Bolivia for an extended Andean adventure of a lifetime.
See our climate information for the best time to travel to Chile.
Capital city: Santiago
Arrival airport: Santiago International Airport
Population: 17,216,945 (est 2013)
Size of country: 756,102 sq km
Currency: Chilean Peso
Official language: Spanish
Time difference: GMT -4 hours
Did you know: Although the country is over 2,700 miles long, it is only 110 miles across at its widest.
Very well researched itineraries. Excellent trek leaders with good local knowledge. Reliable support infrastructure. Amazing choice of walks, hotels etc. A good balance between caring for the clients' needs, but also allowing them to enjoy the freedom of trekking.
Ms H & Mr W, Midlothian
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Niki has been with Mountain Kingdoms for an impressive 20 years. Her hobbies include fell running, racing, hill-walking and travel. She has taken part in the Everest Marathon and tries to spend as much time in the mountains as possible. Not only has she led trips for Mountain Kingdoms to Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Zanskar and Kazakhstan, but Niki has also completed many reconnaissance trips for the company. These include, summiting both Mera and Island Peak, trekking in Ethiopia, walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in Spain and more recently has been among the first few westerners to trek in the Dagana region of Bhutan.